Actress Denise Dowse has died at the age of 64.
The TV star is best known for roles in the US teen drama Beverly Hills, 90210 and more recently HBO’s Unsure.
The news of Dowse’s death was announced by her sister, Tracey Dowse, on the actor’s Instagram account. She died days after it was reported she had fallen into a coma from “a virulent form of meningitis”.
“I want to take this moment to thank our friends and family for all the love and prayers. It is with a heavy heart that I announce to everyone that my sister Denise Dowse has stepped forward to meet our family in eternal life,” she wrote.
“Denise Yvonne Dowse was the most amazing sister, an accomplished celebrated actress, mentor and director. She was my very best friend and last member of my family. Denise loved you all. I know that she is watching over us with all her love.”
The post also asked fans for privacy and thanked them for their prayers and support.
“Again, I am so grateful for all of the calls, texts, direct messages, and silent prayers for my sister,” it said. “We couldn’t have done it so gracefully and painlessly without all the prayer warriors around the world. Thank you for giving so selflessly.”
in the Beverly Hills, 90210Dowse played the role of Deputy Principal Yvonne Teasley.
Her extensive list of television credits also includes guest appearances on shows such as His field, full house, the west wing, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
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